Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
842 AM CDT MON JUL 17 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN AND LAKE MAUREPAS...

* UNTIL 915 AM CDT

* AT 841 AM CDT...SEVERAL THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS WERE
  LOCATED SOUTHWEST LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN. THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS
  NEARLY STATIONARY.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  SOURCE...PUBLIC.

  IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN QUICKLY FORM AND CAPSIZE BOATS...DAMAGE
           VESSELS AND OIL RIGS...AND CREATE SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.
           MAKE SURE ALL ON BOARD ARE IN A SECURE LOCATION AND
           WEARING LIFE JACKETS. EXPECT WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 34
           KNOTS AND SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES. BOATS COULD SUSTAIN
           DAMAGE OR CAPSIZE. MAKE SURE ALL ON BOARD ARE WEARING
           LIFE JACKETS. RETURN TO SAFE HARBOR IF POSSIBLE.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  THE MID POINT OF THE CAUSEWAY BRIDGE...LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN/LAKE
  MAUREPAS...ORLEANS MARINA AND KENNER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY
OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY.

&&

LAT...LON 3020 8977 3012 8978 3010 8981 3015 8986
      3004 9000 3002 9015 3006 9037 3010 9042
      3018 9043 3019 9046 3017 9056 3020 9060
      3023 9057 3024 9043 3020 9046 3019 9044
      3019 9042 3025 9035 3026 8995
TIME...MOT...LOC 1341Z 272DEG 2KT 3013 9028

WATERSPOUT...OBSERVED
HAIL...0.00IN
WIND...>34KTS

$$



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